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At GSU visit, Lt. Gov. Stratton commits to support for more teachers of color

By Lana Abdallah and Nuha Abdessalam, contributing writers

Lt. Gov. Julianna Stratton visited Governors State University on Tuesday, April 12, to continue her campaign to address Illinois’ shortage of teachers and to promote teaching as a profession for students of color.

Stratton met with GSU President Cheryl Green and faculty and students to solicit feedback during her statewide tour of public universities, as she gathers information that will help shape the administration’s education policies.

At a press conference following their meetings, Green introduced Stratton, vowing that GSU is “removing barriers to graduate more educators for the state . . .

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Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
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